Breast Augmentation Specialist

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in Austin, TX

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Breast Augmentation

Whether pregnancy, weight loss, or aging have caused your breasts to deflate, or you have naturally small breasts and want them to be fuller, breast augmentation can benefit you. At Pearce Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas, plastic surgeon Paul Pearce, MD, has expertise in breast augmentation surgery and helping you reach your physical goals. Call Pearce Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool today.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that helps you achieve fuller, more voluptuous breasts. Breast augmentation uses implants to restore lost breast volume and enhance your breast shape for a fuller appearance.

Dr. Pearce at Pearce Plastic Surgery provides breast augmentation to help patients achieve a symmetrical and balanced body shape with breasts that’ll accentuate their figure. Breast augmentations can also improve how your clothes fit by providing more breast volume and filling out your garments the way you desire.

What kinds of breast implants are available?

At Pearce Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pearce offers several implant types for breast augmentation. These include:




This is a silicone implant shell filled with sterile salt water (saline solution). During surgery, Dr. Pearce fills these implants, giving them a slightly firmer feel than silicone implants. These implants are FDA-approved for patients 18 and older.




This silicone implant shell contains silicone gel, providing a more natural feeling than saline implants. These implants are FDA-approved for patients 22 and older.


Silicone gummy bear


A silicone gummy bear is a silicone implant shell containing highly cohesive silicone gel. This implant maintains its shape even when the implant shell breaks due to its thick consistency and firmness. Silicone gummy bear implants are FDA-approved for patients over 22.

Dr. Pearce places these implants over or under the muscle, depending on each case.

Submuscular refers to when implants are placed under the pectoral muscle. This is ideal for women with a small amount of breast tissue. It conceals the implant’s edges for a more natural appearance. It can reduce the risk of capsular contracture and scar tissue formation around the implant

Subglandular consists of placing the implant over the chest muscle and under the glandular tissue. This works best for women with adequate natural breast tissues and doesn’t cause implant movement during muscle contractions.

How do I know which breast augmentation option is best for me?

When you come in for your consultation at Pearce Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pearce discusses your physical goals. He helps you decide which implant type and placement are right for you.

Dr. Pearce will most likely suggest submuscular placement if you have naturally smaller breasts.

Considering your lifestyle, body type, and frame helps you decide which implant method works best. You should also choose how noticeable you want your breast augmentation to be and if you prefer a more natural or dramatic look.

To learn more about which breast augmentation procedure would be best for you, call Pearce Plastic Surgery, or schedule a consultation online today.

Pearce Plastic Surgery
✆ Phone (appointments): 512-960-3920
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 512-960-3920
Address: 1600 W 38th Street, Suite 300
Austin , TX 78731